Joining Chambers

Swansea Barristers


Pendragon Chambers are always interested in talking to potential new tenants who may be considering joining our existing practice groups or who may bring a new specialism.

If you are interested in joining us, please e-mail initially to determine whether or not there may be an opportunity for you. Once we have opened discussions with you, we will progress them to a conclusion as quickly as possible, and of course all this will be done in the utmost confidence.


Pendragon Chambers seek a pupil to commence pupillage in September 2020 (or sooner by arrangement). The pupillage will be mixed civil/family and the award will be £8000.00 in the first six with guaranteed earnings of £12,000.00 in the second six although all recent pupils have earned considerably more than this. The pupillage will be advertised and administered through the pupillage gateway. For informal enquiries please contact the Pupillage Officer, Julian Sidoli by email to

Third Six Pupillages

We welcome applications for third six pupillages, please forward applications or informal enquiries by email to

Mini-pupillage Policy

A small number of Mini-Pupillages are available to suitable candidates who have already decided that they are pursuing a career at the Bar. Places are competitive. Mini-Pupillages are usually for a week although can be for 3 days by arrangement. Mini-pupils will be expected to be able to travel independently. It is a requirement that all mini-pupils sign a GDPR compliant confidentiality agreement and be appropriately dressed in dark business dress. Please carefully read the following document before applying:

Minimum requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 Bs at A Level (or equivalent)*
  • Have completed a minimum of 2 years’ LLB study OR be a graduate and currently enrolled on the PGDL

Priority will be given to those who can demonstrate clear commitment to the Bar generally, who demonstrate a keenness to practise in those areas of law where Pendragon has expertise and those who ultimately would seek to practise in South Wales. Such commitment can be demonstrated for example by:

  • Student Membership of an Inn of Court
  • Having a place on the BPTC or currently studying for the BPTC
  • Having obtained previous mini-pupillages
  • Other relevant advocacy or work experience

If you meet these criteria then please email the practice manager Martin Bowen ( with a full CV including a covering letter explaining how you meet the selection criteria.

*Chambers is always willing to review these minimum qualification requirements based on exceptional circumstances which can be evidenced.